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Second Degree Murder Charge Laid In 2022 Homicide In Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH-A 34-year-old Barrie man, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, obtained by the Peterborough Police Service, has been arrested following a joint operation between the Peterborough Police Service and Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 11pm, Eduardo ‘Tito’ Silva was located and taken into custody after a two-hour stand-off with police at a residence in Sault Ste. Marie.

Silva was wanted in connection with the brazen daytime shooting that resulted in the homicide of Shawn Singh on July 2, 2022, in Peterborough, Ontario.

Following his arrest, search warrants were conducted at Silva’s residence in Sault Ste. Marie which have led to further charges according to police.

In relation to the homicide in Peterborough, Silva is charged with:

  • Second-degree murder
  • Discharge a restricted firearm or a prohibited firearm with intent
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order X2
  • Firearm while committing offence

“I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to our team of investigators and to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service for their roles in bringing Silva into custody. The distance between where Silva is accused of committing his crime and where he was ultimately arrested highlights the fact that crimes and those who commit them transcend regional borders and agencies. We have become increasingly reliant on cooperation of other agencies, to bring a conclusion to such complex investigations that threaten the safety in our communities,” says Chief Stuart Betts, Peterborough Police Service.

“This arrest was a testament to the quality police work and professionalism of our members and has made our service proud. We’d also like to thank Peterborough Police Service for their hard work and persistence in this case. Together, we were able to get a violent offender off the streets and into custody,” says Chief Hugh Stevenson, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service.

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, Silva was held for a bail hearing.


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